Former As the World Turns and Days of our Lives star Austin Peck has finished filming a primetime pilot The Peck-ing Order with body builder and two-time Big Brother competitor Mr. PEC-Tacula Jessie Godderz, according to Wrestle Zone. Reportedly, Peck also appears in Godderz’ workout DVD The Mr. PEC-Tacular Jessie Godderz Arm & Chest Workout, produced by If The World Spins Productions. The company is headed by daytime award-winning producer and director Sonia Blangiardo.
DC #583: Soap Scribe-turned-Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Showrunner Dave Rupel Talks GL's Last Days and Previews Beverly Hills "Wives"!By Daytime Confidential on October 13, 2010
He was with CBS Daytime's embattled soap opera Guiding Light as a writer, up until the bittersweet end. He even walked the picket lines as a Strike Captain for the sudser, as well as ABC Daytime's General Hospital, during the 2007 Writers Strike. Now Dave Rupel is back this week with the premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the latest in Bravo's line of successful docusoaps. Rupel, who serves as an executive producer and showrunner on the new series, premiering Thursday Oct. 14 (check your local listings), chats with Daytime Confidential about what it was like at GL during those lean, final years.
He shares his thoughts on the now-infamous change of Guiding Light's production model. Was it a network-mandated decision or did Guiding Light's last executive producer Ellen Wheeler make the call? Speaking of Wheeler, what did Rupel think of his experience working with the controversial actress-turned-producer?
Rupel also speaks out on why so many fans of continuing drama are now getting their "soap fix" from reality television. The man who helped create the flagship The Real Housewives of Orange County, and worked on such shows as Temptation Island and Big Brother U.K., as well as penning scripts for General Hospital, offers insight soap fans aren't generally privy to. He also provides soap opera writers with a viable option for future employment, as more and more reality producers look to soap writers. Then he takes us into the world of what could be the most glamorous Real Housewives ever! It's an interview soap fans and reality lovers alike won't wanna miss.
Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna’s new TV Land reality series, Harry Loves Lisa, premieres Wednesday and, based on the promos at TV Land’s official website, it looks hilarious. Never shy of publicity, Rinna spoke with People about her lip reduction surgery this past August.
"My lips started to define who I am," Rinna, 47, tells PEOPLE about why she decided to undergo the procedure. "That bothered me."
Meanwhile, hubby Harry chatted with Pop Eater about the new show and his memoir, Full Frontal Nudity: The Making of an Accidental Actor, in which he talks about being convicted of being a drug mule. READ MORE
The co-host of The Talk threatens us with a “two-hour finale” and then wastes half of it on recaps. Why bother? I could do it faster for this dull season. Watch. “Three guys sleepwalked to the finals. Also featuring: a psychotic red head and occasional snark from a blonde chick." Also: all my recaps.
With Hayden and Lane squaring off for the Final HOH, Enzo complains about potentially not getting to the finals, even though he "created the Brigade and orchestrated everything.” Dude, ten years ago I said Justin Timberlake should leave N’Sync for a solo career, but that doesn’t make me responsible for Sexy Back (although I did come up with “J. Tizzy”, so if he ever goes by that moniker, remember you heard it here first). Get over yourself! You played a very good game to get to Final 3, and kudos for that. But you’re entirely incapable of winning the competitions to secure an F2 spot, and that’s all on you. READ MORE
In the wake of the being eliminated from Dancing With The Stars, former All My Children star Aiden Turner (Ex-Aiden), talks to ABC Soaps In Depth regarding his stint on the show. Regarding fan support Turner said,
Without them, I probably would have gone home the first week. I thought I had a few weeks left as far as the fan votes [were concerned]. Edyta said that I was getting better each week. READ MORE
Former All My Children star Aiden Turner (ex-Aidan Devane) was voted off ABC's Dancing With The Stars on Tuesday. The actor-turned dance competitor was joined by Niecy Nash in the bottom two before being eliminated.